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Hey Everyone
I decided to make a build log for my Pc (It was also really dusty before).

Heres a list of parts
Core i7 930 at 4GHZ (PSU limiting higher overclocks)
Gigabyte X58A-UD9
12GB Kingston HyperX
Corsair HX650w
Coolermaster HAF X
Noctua NH-D14
2x 2GB 5870 Eyefinity 6 edition
Intel 160GB SSD
7 Seagate 7200.12 1TBs
1 Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM
Samsung Blu-Ray combo drive

The Empty HAF X. Its REALLY BIG


4 USB ports on the front and 2 are USB3 (Blue)

Its sliding protective cover thing

Hot Swap Bays

Internal Drive Bays

Rear of hot swap bays. I find it a bit weird that they use a molex and not a Sata power connector.

All of the parts

The massive X58A-UD9

12Gb Kingston HyperX

The 5870s

Look at all of those mini display ports

TV Tuner

All of the storage

Corsair HX650w

4 20CM Blue Cold cathodes

Motherboard Backplate

Noctua NH-D14

I finally decided to actually start building the computer and here it is with the Motherboard, Cpu, Ramand PSU in

Look at all of those PCIEEEEES

I was annoyed at the 10CM spacing between sata plugs on the Corsair modular cables and they also happened to be upside down (as in the PSU was meant to be at the top and the cables were going downwards) So I pulled the Sata connectors off and put them back in the right spots where there was no slack whatsoever.

Hmm my the glue on my noctua backplate cant handle the heat very well

Plugged in a few of the sata data cables


Look at the little TV tuner stuck in between those big power hungry 5870s

Corsair Sleek black PCIE power cables do add a really nice touch to the looks of the cables. You also may be wondering by now, Why am I using a corsair HX650w when I need something much more powerful? Dont worry Ill be getting an AX1200 soon.

Look at all of those MINI DPs on the back

What a mess, Ill need to clean this up :|

I installed the crappy gigabyte Motherboard cooler


They go On and on and on...

Noctua Thermal paste on the CPU ready to be squished

YAY 12Gb of Ram

This is my rather pathetic solution to the problem before

Hdds all plugged in and ready to fail on me

Last shot of the build finally finished with the Noctua NH-D14 installed




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Looks like there is a computer missing...

Every awesome gaming computer needs an epic Eyefinity setup

Here it is with everything setup and running

Look at those blue cathodes



RED FRONT FAN isnt very bright Lol


Ill update this with some performance and game play screen shots later tomorrow.

Hope you liked it.
 

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Looks good! Basically the same setup I was looking at, except I was going tri 470's or sli 480's lol. Certainly looking forward to some benchies when you get around to it! Never enough Eyefinity / Surround vision benchmarks to look at
 

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Looks good! Basically the same setup I was looking at, except I was going tri 470's or sli 480's lol. Certainly looking forward to some benchies when you get around to it! Never enough Eyefinity / Surround vision benchmarks to look at

If you guys would like certain benchies to be ran, feel free to suggest some because I dont know any.
 

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looks kewl, good job
I like the car city carpet in the build pics, nostalgia ftw !
 

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looks kewl, good job
I like the car city carpet in the build pics, nostalgia ftw !

Lol I knew someone would mention that.
 

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not too sure a 650w psu would be enough for that whole systen, I would have got an 800watter to be safe
Its enough, but he's gonna be making that Power Supply work hard.
 

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Hey Tag, I don't have any specifics in mind. Any (as many as you want to put time into) would be interesting to see. I've only been able to find a handful of benchmarks of triple monitor resolution. So it would be interesting to see how yours come out
 

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Nice build! Looking forward to seeing what sort of OC you can really push it to once you get that AX1200.
Just wondering, you have an EyeFinity setup and you must be spending a fortune on all this gear, so why not go with a HD TV-tuner? As far as I'm aware, that one (Win TV HVR 2200) only supports SD.
 

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Nice build.. That ud9 is one exspensive freakin board too...Now you need to get rid of the red fan and your all set..lol

Yeah I can turn it off but then it doesnt look as good.

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Can you run PC Wizard? http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/pc-wizard.html

It's by the same people that make CPUz and HW Monitor.

Sure also do you have any other benchmarks that you would like me to try?

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Nice build but why didn't you go with just 2 5870 instead of 5870 2GB versions?

There was a few things, Bigger exhaust, extra VRAM is better for high resolutions, there was no other reference 5870 1Gbs at any shops that I go too.

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Its enough, but he's gonna be making that Power Supply work hard.

I think it will handle it at least for awhile.

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Hey Tag, I don't have any specifics in mind. Any (as many as you want to put time into) would be interesting to see. I've only been able to find a handful of benchmarks of triple monitor resolution. So it would be interesting to see how yours come out


Ok but I really dont know like any good benchmarking programs.

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Nice build! Looking forward to seeing what sort of OC you can really push it to once you get that AX1200.
Just wondering, you have an EyeFinity setup and you must be spending a fortune on all this gear, so why not go with a HD TV-tuner? As far as I'm aware, that one (Win TV HVR 2200) only supports SD.

I believe it does support HDTV
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...oducts_id=6793

Also guys please suggest some benchmarks that you would like to see.
 
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